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Mer Young (Chichimeca & Apache) is an Indigenous published multidisciplinary artist who has created a body of artwork manifested in collages, drawings, paintings, and founder of Mausi Murals public artworks. She lives and works on the traditional lands of Tongva (Long Beach, CA). She was nominated by Long Beach Living Absolute Best of Long Beach 2024 for Local Artist and Muralist.  She is a BIPOC activist, steward of land and water and environmental justice advocate.  Young's artworks aim to inspire, celebrate and elevate indigenous and native cultures and to bring about change within Brown and Black communities. 

Young’s works have been included in numerous exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her public art works can be found in the East Village Arts District of Long Beach, CA, in The Sixth and Ninth District of Long Beach, CA, in The City of Glendale, CA, The City of South Pasadena, The City of San Pedro, The City of Paramount, The City of Anaheim, The City of Tustin and in the Art District of Los Angeles and the 3rd Ward in Houston, Texas.

Young holds Associate Degrees in Fine Arts and Liberal Arts from Long Beach City College and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree from The University of Southern California. She also received Teaching Artist Certificate from California State Los Angeles and is currently working on obtaining Single Subject Credential Program (Art Education) from Puvungna | California State University Long Beach.


Other Places

Meet Mer Young

The Many Lives of Water

Do What You Love, The Rest Will Follow: An Interview with Indigenous Artist and Activist Mer Young

Dreaming of Indigenous Futures

Indigenous and Black Communities Find Common Cause for Land Justice

Stolen Lands: A Black and Indigenous History of Land Exploitation 

Climate Justice: Black and Native Attention as Miracle

Indigenous Vision A Special Issue, Sept 2022

Yellowstone Reveals Its Indigenous Soul

The Problem, Practicality, and Power of Land Acknowledgments

Indigenous Activists Launch Political Art Campaign Ahead of the Election

Collage artwork for Indigeneity Conversations - Bioneers

The U.S. Launched a War Against Indigenous Children. My Father Survived.

The Fight to Free Leonard Peltier - Honoring Indigenous Culture & Heritage

Indigenous sovereignty and shared solidarity at heart of national art campaign

The Seventh Direction

Best Digital Editorial Package & Best Arts & Culture Storytelling

Mer Young On Making Art to Respect Those Who Came Before Us

Move Into The Future

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